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Appellate Mass Tort & Class Action

Portwood v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer


Defendant Automobile Manufacturer


Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Class Action Affirmed


Plaintiffs brought a class action for breach of warranty with respect to allegedly defective vehicles one year after a motion to reconsider the dismissal of the case in another jurisdiction was denied.

In affirming the decision of the lower court, the appellate court held that the filing of a class action in a foreign judicial system “does not operate to toll the duly enacted limitations period in Illinois.”